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Hue Jackson: We’ll run Bengal coast offense

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The Bengals will play their first regular season game under offensive coordinator Hue Jackson on Sunday and the only thing we know for sure about his scheme is that it will be different than the one Jay Gruden employed for the last three seasons.

Just how different is a question that will remain unanswered until the Bengals take the field against the Ravens. Expectations are that Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill will see a lot of work in the running game and that the team will rely less on passing than they did under Gruden, but Jackson’s not sharing which of the many stops on his resume will provide the biggest influence on this year’s offense.

“You got to do a little bit of whatever it takes to win,” Jackson said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Whether it is West Coast, East Coast, side coast, north coast, whatever coast. We’ll be whatever coast you need us to be to win games. It will be Bengal coast. That’s what it is going to be.”

The Bengals finished tied for sixth in the league in points scored last season despite 20 interceptions and an average rush of 3.6 yards. Improvement in those two areas should keep the scoreboard popping this season.

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30 Responses to “Hue Jackson: We’ll run Bengal coast offense”
  1. bbb82 says: Sep 4, 2014 2:48 PM

    Do you think maybe the Hue Jackson Bengals offense might slightly resemble the Hue Jackson Oakland offense, perhaps? Or maybe even the Hue Jackson Bengals offense from the last time he was there?

    Crazy, I know. Just a stab in the dark here.

  2. bonnovi says: Sep 4, 2014 2:50 PM

    Just call it the Bay of Bengal offense. Sounds better.

  3. 4thquartermagic says: Sep 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    Hue Jackson’s Bengal offense will resemble Hue Jackson’s Bengal offense.

  4. bengalsucker says: Sep 4, 2014 2:58 PM

    All I know is it’ll be better than whatever Jay Gruden was doing. that was the worst play calling I’ve seen since Bratkowski. He was awful. I’ll say it again, how do you game plan and keep your best offensive weapon (aj green) from ever seeing a ball come at him for a whole half of a playoff game?!?! I just don’t get it. Addition by subtraction folks. Hue’s offense will be much more effective than Jay’s.

  5. bengalsucker says: Sep 4, 2014 2:59 PM

    We’ll call it the Huge Action offense! Zing!

    Thank you folks! I’ll be here all night. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.

  6. allforfunnplay says: Sep 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    funny thing is the West Coast Offense got it’s start with the Bengals.

    and if Paul Brown hadn’t screwed over Bill Walsh, who knows how many Lombardi trophies they would have had.

  7. buckybadger says: Sep 4, 2014 3:02 PM

    I have Jeremy Hill in all my fantasy leagues. The kid will be a first round pick next year. He will take over as the bellcow carrier. Go watch this kid run in college. He has the perfect amount of speed and power you want in a back. I thought Gino was the best back coming out of college last year, Hill is better.

  8. KIR says: Sep 4, 2014 3:02 PM

    Oakland made a horrible mistake when they fired him and they still haven’t recovered.

  9. wtfru2 says: Sep 4, 2014 3:03 PM

    Does that mean they”ll try to coast all season?

  10. bengalsucker says: Sep 4, 2014 3:05 PM

    I always thought Mike Zimmer would be the next Bengals HC. Now that he finally got his gig, it’ll be Hue. That is whenever Brown decides to finally can Marvin. If they don’t win a playoff game this year, he better be gone. Can’t keep running the same coach out and keep expecting different results. Hue will be much more emotional when they screw up. You see Marvin now, he’s like a deer in headlights when the Bengals farb up. He shows zero emotion and sometimes you catch him clapping as the guys come off the field after a screw up. Ummmm no.

  11. scrp2 says: Sep 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    Remember Hue Jackson, almost got the Raiders in the playoffs a couple years ago despite reporting to Al Davis.

    Now they got Reggie McKenzie, Dennis Allen and all these so called football guys and Al Davis out of the way — can’t win a football game to save their lives.

    Now Hue is teamed up with the other most under-rated coach in NFL history, Marvin Lewis.

    I’m finished!

  12. joemammy says: Sep 4, 2014 3:16 PM

    A.K.A. the “Benny Hill Offense.”

  13. doe22us says: Sep 4, 2014 3:17 PM

    Hilarious, just play ball, i never played football at least of the US variety, i always beat myself on the head when analysts, reporters, get themselves in a tizzy. Is it east coast, west coast etc, 3-4, 4-3, 24, just play ball darn it.

  14. corny715 says: Sep 4, 2014 3:23 PM

    All I know is it’ll be better than whatever Jay Gruden was doing. that was the worst play calling I’ve seen since Bratkowski. He was awful. I’ll say it again, how do you game plan and keep your best offensive weapon (aj green) from ever seeing a ball come at him for a whole half of a playoff game?!?! I just don’t get it. Addition by subtraction folks. Hue’s offense will be much more effective than Jay’s.

    Yeah, top 10 offense, number 2 in redzone, 30 wins with Andy dalton.

  15. bengalguy says: Sep 4, 2014 3:23 PM

    Sounds like another Asskicking for AFC NORTH opponents. Take note Clowns, Stillers & Ratbirds

  16. granadafan says: Sep 4, 2014 3:28 PM

    Jackson isn’t very knowledgeable about geography, apparently.

  17. pftisfulloftrolls says: Sep 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    Now Hue is teamed up with the other most under-rated coach in NFL history, Marvin Lewis.
    —————————————————————
    Neither of them are underrated. Jackson went 8-8 in Oakland and Lewis should’ve be fired by now

  18. 9erandraiderfan says: Sep 4, 2014 3:42 PM

    Raider fan here, and I’m just letting you guys know, whatever Hue Jackson put together will be unique. I had the please of watching the Raiders offense being ran by this guy. What he bring to the table is the willingness to listen to player to get an understanding of what they like to run, focusing on their individual strengths, then creating a playbook around that. Too often OCs make playbooks and they to fit square pegs in a round whole sort of thing, with matching player talent to scheme. Hue is going to make the players do what they do best. Bengal fans, get your popcorn ready!

  19. raiderrob21 says: Sep 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    Less talking is whats best for you Hue, guess you haven’t learned that yet.

  20. FinFan68 says: Sep 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    He seems a bit “touched”

  21. r8dernation says: Sep 4, 2014 3:56 PM

    “Butthead” Jackson is no messiah.

  22. realfootballfan says: Sep 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    One thing about Jackson you get from his former players in the few places he’s called plays, he’ll use whatever works and isn’t stubborn about it. He inherited garbage with the Raiders and made them very good on offense. When he took over for Petrino playcalling when he abandoned the team, Chris Redmond actually looked like an NFL player finally. Same when he took over late in Spurrier’s time in DC. Had either of those dopes let the guy call plays from day one, they probably wouldn’t have flamed out. I don’t think I can remember an offensive coach who could go from Air Coryell to the West Coast to something in between, depending on his personnel, and not just be decent at it, but be very good at it. Most coaches rigidly run one thing or the other.

  23. JSpicoli says: Sep 4, 2014 4:14 PM

    One of the best OC’s in the league.

  24. drs76109 says: Sep 4, 2014 4:20 PM

    How about the “Hue and Cry”?

  25. BigTimeOperator says: Sep 4, 2014 4:49 PM

    Very good offensive mind.

    But if you value your team– by all means keep him the heck away from any personnel duties.

  26. dagator8888 says: Sep 4, 2014 5:13 PM

    What is funny is that the west coast offense started in Cincinnati when Walsh was there. He used tapes of Ken Anderson to teach his other QBs.

  27. quizguy66 says: Sep 4, 2014 6:13 PM

    I’m excited about what Hue is going to do for this offense.

  28. coachbeck says: Sep 4, 2014 6:20 PM

    Bill Walsh was passed over for bill johnson because Paul brown was concerned that the players would not respect Walsh. Because he had such a close rapport with them. Obviously Paul went to his deathbed regretting that decision. But the west coast offense was started and designed in Cincy.

    And while we are on the topic. The zone blitz scheme that was supposedly designed by Pittsburgh. Dick Lebeau was running the same concepts In the 4-3 in the late 80’s. Before he went to Pitt.

    So Cincy has been the birthplace of many innovations in today’s football.

  29. beelicker says: Sep 4, 2014 6:36 PM

    We’ll call it the North Coast of Kentucky offense (since the KY border actually extends across the Ohio river to Ohio)

  30. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 4, 2014 7:47 PM

    The one coast that you can’t visit in January.

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